Kwok-wing Chau

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Abstr act. Several artificial neural network (ANN) models with a feed-forward, back-propagation network structure and various training algorithms, are developed to forecast daily and monthly river flow discharges in Manwan Reservoir. In order to test the applicability of these models, they are compared with a conventional time series flow prediction model.(More)
Design of liquid retaining structures involves many decisions to be made by the designer based on rules of thumb, heuristics, judgment, code of practice and previous experience. Various design parameters to be chosen include configuration, material, loading, etc. A novice engineer may face many difficulties in the design process. Recent developments in(More)
Abstr act. The choice of good construction site layout is inherently difficult, yet has a significant impact on both monetary and time saving. It is desirable to encapsulate systematically the heuristic expertise and empirical knowledge into the decision making process by applying the latest artificial intelligence technology. This paper describes a(More)
Forecasting reservoir inflow is important to hydropower reservoir management and scheduling. An Adaptive-Network-based Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) is successfully developed to forecast the long-term discharges in Manwan Hydropower. Using the long-term observations of discharges of monthly river flow discharges during 1953-2003, different types of(More)
Traditional flood forecasting and operation of reservoirs in China are based on manual calculations by hydrologists or through standalone computer programs. The main drawbacks of these methods are shortage of prediction time due to time-consuming nature, individual knowledge, lack of communication, absence of experts, etc. A Web-based flood forecasting(More)